An open-frame reel lets anglers control hard-fighting fish by "palming" – creating a braking effect with your hand on the spool. The Sage Evoke has a unique closed-frame design to provide strength and line control, while the cutaway bottom section allows the spool to be more easily palmed. [From $575; sageflyfish.com]
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